Saudi Arabia


  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/12/17

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. military industrial complex’s perpetual warfare

    TEHRAN - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 10 December 2018 released its report on the sale of weapons and other military hardware by the world’s largest 100 weapon manufacturers. The U.S. weapon manufacturers dominated the ‘top hundred list’ with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies benefitted from the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing demand for weapons.

  • zarif 2018-12-16 20:20

    By staff and agency

    Zarif: Blame Saudi Arabia and U.S. for regional instability

    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected the label of the world’s top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to Iran by Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

  • U.S.- Saudi Arabia 2018/12/16

    By Samuel Oakford

    Washington sends the Saudis a long-overdue bill

    The Pentagon’s $331 million invoice to the Kingdom and the UAE was another blow after a difficult week

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-12-16 12:09

    By Nicholas Kristof

    So, I Asked People in Saudi Arabia About Their Mad, Murderous Crown Prince

    The U.S. has leverage over Riyadh. Let’s use it.

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — It’s awkward to find yourself in a police state interviewing people about their leader’s penchant for starving children, torturing women or dismembering critics.

  • zarif 2018-12-14 23:50

    ‘National interests are not something factional’

    Iran gets its security from people: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that it is people who back national security in Iran.

  • khashoggi 2018-12-13 10:04

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Person of the Year: Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    TEHRAN - As 2018 approaches its end, it is time to look back at the important events and happenings that shaped the year. The year would go down in history for many reasons – tragic incidents, hyperbolic remarks, political dramas, trade wars, downfall of dictators, rise of democrats.

  • رهبر انقلاب 2018-12-12 20:34

    Leader: Saudis getting more bogged down in Yemen 

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has been caught in the Yemeni quagmire and the more they try to get involved in the war against Yemenis the more they will be bogged down.

  • Iranian gas 2018-12-11 21:38

    U.S., Saudi plans for replacing Iranian gas in Iraq doomed to failure

    TEHRAN – Considering Iraq’s geopolitical improvements in the past few years, the Iraqi government has been seeking to improve the country’s infrastructure and one of the main areas of focus has been Iraq’s electricity network and power infrastructures.

  • qassemi 2018-12-10 20:28

    Tehran says Saudi Arabia, UAE have monopolized PGCC

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday indirectly slammed Saudi Arabia and the UAE for turning the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council into a body to express their own views.

  • PGCC is neither ‘council’ nor ‘cooperation’: advisor 2018-12-10 17:18

    PGCC is neither ‘council’ nor ‘cooperation’: advisor

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, has said that neither “council” nor “cooperation” has remained from the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham 2018-12-10 17:15

    Graham: Saudis would 'be 'speaking Farsi in about a week' without U.S. support against Iran

    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday that Saudi Arabia's military "can't fight out of a paper bag" when confronted with Mideast challenges including Iran, and insisted that the U.S. has the necessary leverage to punish the Saudi leadership for its apparent role in the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi.

  • OPEC 2018-12-07 21:50

    OPEC agrees on larger-than-expected oil cut after marathon talks

    OPEC finally broke an impasse over production curbs, agreeing on a larger-than-expected cut with allies after two days of fractious negotiations in Vienna.

  • OPEC yet to agree on final deal 2018-12-07 18:11

    Producers reach accord to remove 1.2 million barrels a day

    OPEC agrees on larger-than-expected oil cut

    OPEC finally broke an impasse over production curbs, agreeing on a larger-than-expected cut with allies after two days of fractious negotiations in Vienna.

  • OPEC yet to agree on final deal 2018-12-07 14:29

    OPEC yet to agree on final deal

    VIENNA- Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said he wasn’t confident OPEC would reach a deal on Friday to cut oil output as sources said the producer group’s leader had yet to agree on exemptions for sanctions-hit Iran. 

  • Yemen peace talk 2018-12-05 10:07

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Escalation of Saudi attacks against Yemen on the eve of peace talks

    TEHRAN - Yemen peace talk is to start in Sweden this week between the warring sides with the presence of the Ansarollah delegation. There is a great deal of speculation over the success of the talks as a result of the Saudi-backed coalition’s hindrances and the U.S. political and military interests in the continuation of the Yemeni war. 

  • qassemi 2018-12-03 20:13

    Iran: Brian Hook enters ‘childish show’

    Tehran won’t reject neighbors’ positive gesture: Qassemi

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Iran seeks a stable Middle East region and will not give negative response to any positive gesture by any neighboring country.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 2018-12-03 15:44

    Putin says Russia and Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC+ oil pact

    Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend into 2019 their agreement to manage the oil market, known as OPEC+, although Moscow and Riyadh have yet to agree on any fresh output cuts.

  • Daryl Kimball 2018-12-02 10:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Murder of Khashoggi has hardened Congress resistance to nuclear agreement with KSA: Daryl Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, says “I do not believe the Congress will approve a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia if it does not meet the “Gold Standard.”

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-11-30 12:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘I doubt that China or Russia would supply Saudi with enrichment or reprocessing tech’ 

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that “I don’t think that South Korea could sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia if Saudi Arabia does not have a 123 agreement with the U.S.”

  • Zanganeh 2018-11-28 20:36

    Some countries trying to harm Iran by manipulating oil market: Zanganeh

    Some countries are trying to harm Iran by manipulating the oil market, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, according to Mehr news agency.

  • Trump - Mohammed bin Salman 2018-11-28 12:18

    Iran, Saudi Arabia and a history of American aggression

    Tehran has repeatedly delivered on its promises, while Washington has fallen short and backed Riyadh’s disastrous regional adventures

  • Trump 2018-11-28 10:57

    By Martin Love

    Bold counter moves even if naïve are worth marginal examination at least

    NORTH CAROLINA - President Rouhani and other leaders in Iran have lately been appealing for unity among all Muslims to counter the threats posed by the Israelis and the U.S. and the Saudis to sow yet more chaos in the Middle East. No one can argue against the idea of such unity, but aside from a few discrete periods in Islamic history the effective unity of the “ummah” has been and seems to remain a chimera, a least when viewed from any purely political angle.

  • amoli 2018-11-26 21:43

    Western claims of support for human rights are an ‘absolute lie’

    TEHRAN - Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Monday that the U.S. backs various coalitions in the Middle East region to simply help the survival of the Zionist regime.

  • Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty 2018-11-26 16:53

    Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty

    Women’s accounts include being given electric shocks and flogged, hung from the ceiling, and subjected to sexual harassment

  • U.S. and Saudi nuclear options 2018-11-26 10:55

    By Javad Heirannia & Ramin Hossein Abadian

    U.S. and Saudi nuclear options

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Mbs) has recently pushed a plan to build seven strategic nuclear projects in the country, including a nuclear reactor in King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology in Riyadh. The make of the first Saudi research reactor is unclear since Riyadh and Washington have not reached an agreement yet on this nuclear project.

  • Participants of Islamic unity conference meet Ayatollah Khamenei 2018-11-25 19:36

    Leader says Iran is an example of progress

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the Iranian people and the Islamic Republic system present examples of progress to the Islam world.

  • Pakistan-IMF 2018-11-22 08:50

    Pakistan, IMF bailout talks in progress

    TEHRAN _ To tide over the flailing economy, Pakistan is currently in talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and both parties have made "significant progress" toward agreeing on an $8 billion bailout package, the IMF said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Yemen 2018/11/19

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why no global outcry over Saudi war in Yemen?

    TEHRAN - On Sunday, the U.S. intelligence agency confirmed that the brazen killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was ordered by the Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, which must have finally given some comfort to his restless soul. The truth was not hidden from the world, as it was already established by the Turkish authorities, but now we have the word straight from the horse’s mouth.

  • Saudi Arabia 2018/11/17

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan PM’s Saudi affair likely to backfire

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia flourished during the previous government headed by Nawaz Sharif, primarily due to his personal business interests in the Kingdom and friendly association with members of the Saudi royal family. Despite the criticism at home, Sharif never missed an opportunity to eulogize the Saudi rulers and support their wrongs.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2018-11-17 11:48

    CIA concludes bin Salman ordered killing of Khashoggi 

    The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials.